Covid-19 in Bulgaria: All 28 districts have been green zones since the third week

For the third week in a row, all 28 districts in Bulgaria were classified as green zones in the report of the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (NCIPD) for the period of 14 days up to August 1st.

The classification of all districts as green zones corresponds to the changed thresholds that the NCIPD put into effect on July 18.

To be a green zone, a district should currently have an infection rate of less than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants. In the previous months, the threshold was less than 20 per 100,000 inhabitants.

The NCIPD report published on August 3 also shows, with a few exceptions, a general trend towards increased infection rates.

The infection rate in the Bulgarian capital Sofia was 41, while in the report published on July 27 it was 24 out of 100,000.

The Burgas district is said to have the highest infection rate with 59 out of 100,000 inhabitants, compared to last week’s figure when the rate was 28 out of 100,000.

The district with the second highest infection rate, Varna, was 40 out of 100,000 compared to 21 out of 100,000 last week, and Plovdiv had an infection rate of 34 out of 100,000, compared with 13 out of 100,000 last week.

Vidin County had the lowest infection rate, five in 100,000, compared to eight last week.

Montana, which had the second lowest infection rate at 11 out of 100,000 residents, rose from nine in the past week.

The Kurdzhali district had the third lowest infection rate with 12 out of 100,000 inhabitants, unchanged from the previous week.

(Figure: NCIPD)

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